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Feature #33648

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Get possible_values of custom fields for non-admin users

Added by Marcel Müller over 3 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

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In #11159 support for getting the definition of custom fields was added to the API. This call is only available to admin users. Problem is for custom fields with List-Format (and I guess with KeyValuePairs), as a non-admin-user it's not possible to retrieve the "possible_values" or enumerate key-values.
I'm wondering if this could be added, maybe as an enhancement of #33301?

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Updated by Johannes Bauer about 2 years ago

I'm having this exact issue and it pretty much renders key/value pairs useless. My data exports only contain internal IDs, which are completely meaningless. Over the Web interface there is obviously a way to retrieve which value is hidden behind an intenal ID, but there's no way to retrieve this via the API.

What this means is that when I export data over the REST API, I only get arbitrary database IDs (which may change when reinstalling a new instance). The only workaround for now is to not use these field types or to have a hard mapping somewhere that just magically 'knows' what database IDs correspond to which field value (yuck!).

It would be greatly appreciated if there were a way to retrieve what the actual value is (just dump them in the journals would work! no additional call needed) so that no admin privileges are needed.

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